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Old 03-25-2013, 05:42 AM   #11
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I do that all the time! Hate it! Lol

But no, I don't train for anything, ever. Basic hand eye coordination will suit me fine, or it won't, no big deal to me either way. However I'm very confident I would remain victorious and proven correct, as usual.

Still, if you wish to do so, well, then do. I enjoy the occasional double fisted mag dumping, just for fun. Otherwise it's point and shoot and the eyes are what leads the aim, not the hand. It's the brain that receives the input then sends the impulse to the extremity which simply follows direction.

That's my take.

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I can speak for hand gun shooting, but I do it all the time while out shooting gophers with the .22s and the .243. It helps keep things interesting and make a "training" more enjoyable.

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I can shoot with either hand, I'm a slightly better shooter with my left hand than my right.

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The past 2 nights I have awakend with my hand asleep from laying on it wrong, and have wondered how in the world can I pick up and fire a gun with a limp hand. Has anyone ever trained shooting with your opposite hand?
Ideally you should learn to shoot equally well with both hands, and you should be able to do it without support from the other hand. A good start is to visit any guitar shop and get a hand exerciser to build strength in the weak hand. They're usually between 5 and 10 dollars US.

You should also practice proper reloading techniques using only one hand. Remember, safety first! Do it with that muzzle pointed downrange at all times. Depending on what you shoot, this can be an adventure.
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Weak hand shooting is a critical skill for defense. And it's not hard to learn.

A lot of dry fire practice and a little live fire practice.

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The past 2 nights I have awakend with my hand asleep from laying on it wrong, and have wondered how in the world can I pick up and fire a gun with a limp hand. Has anyone ever trained shooting with your opposite hand?
Yep, I practice all the time shooting single hand unsupported with
non-dominant eye. When you practice Kant your pistol a bit to the inside it gives a bit better support and helps engage your forearm muscles.
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Practice and shooting with the weak hand is a good practice. Only thing is regardless of strong hand or weak hand you should still use your dominant eye when shooting if at all possible unless the target is real close! And then you should only be using what is called a flash sight picture with both eyes open. It is simply looking directly over the iron sights pointing the gun center mass and with a solid stance, and grip, and smooth trigger pull firing. Try it! And practice supported and non supported. If you do not do it all the time you will never feel totally comfortable with it. But as long as you are going through the proper steps when shooting you should be on target. It could be your strong hand gets injured, or you are in a hallway getting shot at. And in order to be less exposed shooting around a corner.
Both are why you must practice weak handed. But when firing weak hand with a semi auto pistol be sure your *strong hand thumb is *down along the side of the pistol frame and not sticking up behind the slide !!!!!!
Similar grip with a revolver otherwise the Hammer Spur may be restricted by the support hand thumb and not able to have full travel to fire the revolver. Proper Grip is critical at all times but especially when shooting weak hand.
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Yes, I've trained with non-dominant hand.

It should be part of one's training.
This. Every time.
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I was unexpectedly required to fire weak hand supported by strong hand during a requalification . I crossed my strong hand thumb over out of habit and the Glock slide bit me . Now, all my weak hand shooting is unsupported . If I have to do it two-handed again, I'll use a cup-and-saucer grip .
" Flash Sight Picture " means something different than what was said above . What was described above is " point shoulder with reference to the sights " .
" Flash Sight Picture ", according to Jeff Cooper, means " verifying an alignment already achieved ". The idea is that you practice your presentation enough that you automatically roughly line up the sights by muscle memory . Once you verify a rough sight picture, you fire . You do not stop and align the sights .
Using the weak hand for weak-side barricade works fine on the range. In a real gunfight, you should not and will not transfer your gun to the weak hand for this action .

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Being left handed I learned at an early age that it's a good thing to try to do things with either hand. I shoot better left handed but can hit my target with my right too. I practice it most times out shooting.

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